Twin Sisters, Two Others Charged in Graffiti Damage of Skate Park

Skate park sustained more than $35,000 in damage and will reopen Saturday after three weeks of being closed.

Sisters Isadora and Zoe Raizen were charged with destruction of property, according to Arlington County Police. ACP photo
Sisters Isadora and Zoe Raizen were charged with destruction of property, according to Arlington County Police. ACP photo

Following an investigation by the Arlington County Police Department’s Gang Unit, four subjects have been charged with felony destruction of property after they caused extensive damage to Powhatan Springs Skate Park, according to a news release from the Arlington County Police Department.

On Saturday, June 7, it was reported that someone sprayed the Powhatan Springs Skate Park with graffit; the park is located in the 6000 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. The damage was so extensive that the park remained closed and won't reopen again until Saturday, according to the park Web site.

Parks and Recreation officials estimated the cost of the damage to be in excess of $35,000.

On Wednesday, felony search warrants were executed and four subjects were taken into custody. Three adults and one juvenile were involved in the vandalism. Sisters Zoe Raizen, 18 and her twin, Isadora Raizen, 18, as well as Marlon Vasquez, 18, of Arlington were charged with destruction of property. The juvenile was also charged and transported to the juvenile detention facility.                                                                                                                                                                     

Jimmy J. June 27, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Geesh. As a parent I would not be happy with having that huge bill suddenly appear in my mailbox.
Shelly June 27, 2014 at 09:25 AM
$35k in repairs buys a lot of painting supplies and labor (even at time and a half if they are working weekends). Did they trash a building or is this estimated at the inflated government rates instead if market price?
Donna June 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM
At 18 years old, these young women are responsible for their actions. If found guilty, they should have to pay for the clean-up.
Rick Young June 27, 2014 at 03:40 PM
The parents need to be brought in for evaluation and collection of the 35K. Bad kids usually indicate bad parents.
John Strother July 02, 2014 at 02:59 PM
maybe the graffiti was really artful. Why not show a picture of what they had done? That way we could see what damage was really done. Some graffiti is very well thought out and not just random scribbles. Plus this is a skate park, isn't it part of their culture to have graffiti ? Makes the park more home like? If their art work was really fine art, they are bored, I have a few walls they could decorate.


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